New Scout Section Opening

Gorey scout group is happy to announce that we now have enough leaders to opening a new scout section.The new section will meet on Friday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 and will cater for members aged 12-15. We will be ringing those on the waiting list this week but expect to have spaces for more members.

If you are interested ring Danielle @ 0838329760. or Click HERE to add your name

Christmas Party

Venture Scout Camp

Venture Scouts will Be camping on croghan this Friday. Meeting At the hall at &. Be prepared for anything in any weather.

Christmas Party

A Christmas party in aid of Gorey Scout Group will be held on Friday, December 15th, in the Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey. The event includes a drinks reception at 7pm, a four course meal at 8pm followed by live music with Deuces Wild  and a DJ till late. Spot prizes. Ticket €50. To book contact Niamh on 087 935 2920, Mark on 085 173 6483, Anne on 087 779 6645, or Danielle on 083 832 9760.

Venture Scouts recruting

The venture section is now recruiting new members. Are you aged between 15 and 18 and interested in learning new skills and meeting new people.

 

Scouts – Easter Camp 2016

Easter camp will be a hike and camp from Glenmalure to Lough Dan Scout Centre.  Staying at the wood cabin in Glendasan on Friday night and the Bivvy hut in Lough Dan on Saturday night.

Friday, 19:00 – Meet at Scout Hall, collect group gear.. (Trangias, Meths, Tarps, Stretcher to carry Mark).
Friday, 19:15 – Drive to Glenmalure Start point.  Walk along the Wicklow way to Glendalough…. Approx 6km.  You will be carrying all your gear the entire time. (I don’t plan on driving up, so a lift would be lovely 😉

Saturday – Hike to Lough Dan, route will be weather dependant. Approx 8-12km.  We shall go swimming along the way if we feel crazy enough.

Sunday – Have the craic in Lough Dan.  Head home at about 4pm.

 

Gear List… You should probably know what to bring by now..

Hiking Gear – (Boots, Full Rain gear, Hat, Gloves, etc.)

Spare pair of footwear (runners would be good for frisbee playing)

Warm Clothes – Layers work the best.. (Cotton Hoodies aren’t great!)

Sleeping Bag and Mat

Eating Utensils – What ever you think you’ll need based on the food you bring.

Torch – very important, we will be walking in the dark.

Swimming Gear

NO ENERGY DRINKS!!

Food – You will need to bring snack for Friday, 2 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch and 1 x Dinner.  Pot noodles (or that style of food) is not sufficient ( try supplementing it with Sausages, hotdogs, vegetables :0 ).

Be mindful of what you bring as we will be carrying all rubbish with us.

Anything I’ve left out.. you probably don’t need..

Please pack your own gear!!

Cost will be €10 for camp fees, etc.

Any questions contact Mark.

I repeat, NO Energy Drinks!

Venture Scouts recruting

As out members are slowly getting older we have vacancy for new members preferable between 15 and 16 1/2. No experance needed excepth a willingness to be invloved and be free a weekends. We meet on friday nights and idealy every second weekend.
If you are interested in joining go to our regristration page HERE
Or for more information about the venture section ONLY ring Denis @ 08780349040 after 6pm or at weekends.

Venture Scouts Program November ’15

November
Fri 6th – pioneering large structures 1, Creating Draft unit rules, Planing for hike
Sat 7th – Hike up Lugniquella mountain
Fri 13th – pioneering large structures 2, First Aid Hypothermia !!
Sat 14/sun 15 Venture Ball
Fri 20 pioneering large structures 2, Mountain Emergency scenarios !!
Sat 21 Shooting range
Fri 21 Cooking Competition
Sat 22 Hike – No leaders

If at any time it snows heavly we will be having an igloo camp

Scouts – Summer Camp 2015

Monday, 3rd August to Saturday, 8th August

Depart: Scout hall at 7:30am.  We should all fit in the minibus, meeting up with Greystones Scouts along the way.  We will be travelling in uniform.. Please ensure you have it.

Arrive Home: Saturday Evening

Accommodation: Connemara Mountain Hostel, Inagh Valley, Recess, Co. Galway. (Originally we were going to camp in Roundstone).

Activities: Overnight paddle and bivvy on Island, Water activities, Hiking.

Gear:

What to Bring:

You should try and fit all your gear into a single rucksack.  No wheelie bags or suitcases! You may also bring a small “day bag”.

You should eat a good breakfast before we set off and bring a packed lunch for the journey.

  • Scout Uniform (Scout shirt, Gorey Necker and respectable shorts or trousers **Tracksuit or swimming shorts not acceptable**). You won’t be allowed on the bus unless you are wearing your uniform….. you have been warned 😉
  • 3 full changes of clothes
  • raingear (jacket and waterproof trousers)
  • hiking boots + thick hiking socks
  • runners
  • water shoes
  • warm fleece top
  • hat and gloves
  • swimming gear (Bring a wetsuit if you have one)
  • toothbrush, toothpaste and toiletries
  • towel  (for drying yourself with)
  • towel of the tea variety (for drying dishes with)
  • sleeping bag
  • roll mat
  • bivvy bag
  • eating utensils, bowl and mug
  • head torch
  • camera
  • water bottle
  • sense of humour (you may need to remind the leaders about this too)

What NOT to Bring:

  • Energy Drinks
  • Illegal substances.
  • Expensive electronic devices.. if it breaks you won’t be happy!

Spending Money: You should need no more than €20 for snacks, etc.

Mobile Phones: Use it to take photos and to send your parents the odd text during the week to let them know that you are ok.. otherwise, leave it in your bag and switched off.

Behaviour: You are expected to act appropriately at all times and to follow the directions of all leaders.  If you do not, you’re parents won’t be very happy driving all the way to Galway to bring you home.

Fees:  Please remember that you must have all your Subs and the camp fee paid before we leave.  We will not accept cash on the day of departure.  If you have any difficulties with this, please contact Mark.

Venture Summer camp 2015

Be at the scout hall 6pm sunday 21st .
You must arrive wearing necko and clothes suitable for starting a hillwalk in the evening so warm jacket and extra top. You must have 2 bags. 1 rucksack containing:
Rain top and rain bottoms
A full change of clothes. Remember the weather forecast if for fairly hot, quite cold, definitely rain and wind.
An extra pair or socks
Hat & gloves
Bivvy bag
Whistle
Pen and paper
Maximum 1 torch
A water container. Too small and you will have to keep refilling it, too big and it will weigh to much.
Personal medication and sanitary supplies. (please put in a jacket pocket or sealed bag as there will be a gear check.
Fixed blade or locking knife

You can bring a mobile phone for emergencies but they will be turned off and in a sealed bag which you will carry at your own risk.

You cannot bring
A lighter, matches, firelighters, food or sweets.
You will be carrying this bag so make sure it is comfortable

You can have second bag containing a sleeping bag, another full change of clothes, and a change of clothes to sleep in. swimwear, towel. You will not always have access to this bag

When you leave you will be given some extra survival gear including food. On some challenges you will be on your own or at least think you are on your own in woodland, open mountains lakes and swamps. You are probably going to get wet miserable and at some point want to go home. It is up to everyone to make sure everyone pulls through. There will not be adults to fix all of your problems.
There will be someone in each group issues a GPS and shown how to use it if you get significantly lost.

We will be back thursday but the time will depend on how your last challenge goes. it could be anything between 11am and 11pm

Contact Phone numbers.
Denis Sheridan Venture Leader 0878034904
Pauline Connolly Venture Leader 085 1853098
Mobile phone signal at the campsite may be poor in which case we will turn off our mobiles and check for messages regularly. It would be better if you could text rather than call as our battery need to last 4 days. The Venture will not be able to answer call as their mobiles will be switched off except in the case of an emergency.
If you need to get through to us in an emergency and our phone not receiving call Liz Sheridan (0879074117) who will pass on the message.

You can download the consent form From HERE. The cost of the camp is 50 Euro to be payed on friday or sunday.

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